Environmental Protection Agency December 11, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule
Document Number: E8-29380
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing this final Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustment Rule, as mandated by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), to adjust for inflation the statutory civil monetary penalties that may be assessed for violations of EPA-administered statutes and their implementing regulations. The Agency is required to review the civil monetary penalties under the statutes it administers at least once every four years and to adjust such penalties as necessary for inflation according to a formula specified in the DCIA. Table 1 of the regulations, which appears near the end of this rule, contains a list of all civil monetary penalty authorities under EPA-administered statutes and the applicable statutory amounts, as adjusted for inflation.
Oil Pollution Prevention; Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Rule; Revisions to the Regulatory Definition of “Navigable Waters”
Document Number: E8-29379
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-11
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
This document makes a correction to the Preamble of the final rule amending the Oil Pollution Prevention regulation published on November 26, 2008 (73 FR 71941). The final rule announced the vacatur of the July 17, 2002 revisions to the Clean Water Act section 311 regulatory definition of ``navigable waters'' in accordance with an order, issued by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (D.D.C.) in American Petroleum Institute v. Johnson, 541 F.Supp.2d 165 (D.D.C. 2008), invalidating those revisions and restoring the regulatory definition of ``navigable waters'' promulgated by EPA in 1973. The final rule amended the definition of ``navigable waters'' in part 112 to comply with that decision.